Maybe the Big 12 should consider a name change. Call it the PS3 Conference, because at times it resembles a video game come to life.
If you want offense, if you love games in which quarterbacks have more touchdown passes than incompletions, if you get giddy at five-receiver sets, then the Big 12 delivers. While the conference encompasses large parts of the Corn Belt and the Oil Patch, the results look like something created in Silicon Valley.
While the conference gets attention with the offense, it’s not merely an updated version of the old wild, wild WAC.
Oklahoma and Texas have each won a national title this decade. Missouri was No. 1 last season going into the Big 12 title game. All of those teams, along with Texas Tech, have legitimate chances at a championship. Each is ranked among the top seven teams in the country this week by Associated Press voters. And six teams – half the league – have cracked the Top 25.